The impact of Scottish independence on Trident and the UK's defence industry

Joel Mullish

With polls suggesting the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ vote are neck and neck in the run up to the Scottish referendum on independence, attention has again been drawn to the future of the United Kingdom’s nuclear Trident programme. The Royal Navy currently maintains four Vanguard-class submarines as part of its nuclear Trident programme, housed in the Faslane naval base at the Clyde. An SNP-led Scottish government has vowed to remove the nuclear submarines by 2020 and, ac...
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